Alonso García de Noriega
- Born: 1651, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 319
- Marriage (1): Ana Jorge de Vera about 1675 252
- Marriage (2): María Luisa de Villavicencio y Godines on 6 Nov 1694 in Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 248
- Died: 1696, Sevilleta, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España at age 45 252
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 252
Alonso García de Noriega II "el Mozo", passed muster in 1681 as a native of New Mexico, married, and thirty years old; he was swarthy and pockmarked, with a large nose and long straight hair. He took part in the Otermín Campaign as a very useful Alférez, and is not to be confused with the youth Alonso García [de García] who also figuered in it.
Alonso took part in the Reconquest of New Mexico by Vargas in 1692 and 1693. From other documents of the period we learn that his wife was Ana Jorge de Vera by whom he had these sons: Luis, Alonso III, Tomás, and Vicente. Alonso's second wife was María Luisa Godines, whom he married sometime after the Reconquest, and whom he left a widow when he was wounded by an Apache arrow, sometime before or during 1696, on the road from Guadalupe del Paso to Santa Fé at the Paraje del Agua Escondida; he died at Sevilleta.
Alonso's children by his first wife were: Luis, Alonso III, Tomás and Vicente.
~The Origins of New México Families, pp. 34, 181
According to Gilbert Maldonado, the name "Noriega" originated in Spain in the ninth century A.D., when Norwegian Vikings raided villages from Scotland to Italy. By the thirteenth century, some of these Vikings had settled in Spain.
~ Gilbert T. Maldonado, "The Vikings of Spanish Colonial New Mexico", Herencia 10 (January 2002), p. 50
• Census: Diego de Vargas Spanish, 22 Dec 1692-Jan 2 1693, El Paso del Norte, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. 247
Seventeenth Household, five sons, two male dependents, one female dependent.
Sargento Mayor Alonso García, widower, says he has five son, named Juan Antonio, fifteen; Alonso, fourteen; Luís, ten; Vicente, five; Juan, five. He states that he has in his household and family, María, age thirty-five, Lorenzo and José. When I, the governor and captain general, enter, he will enter very willingly to build a house and afterward return for his family.
~ The Royal Crown Restored, p. 42
Alonso married Ana Jorge de Vera, daughter of Antonio Jorge de Vera Captain and Gertrudis Baca y Pérez, about 1675.252 (Ana Jorge de Vera was born in 1660 and died before Nov 1692 in Guadalupe del Paso, Nuevo Méjico. Nueva España.)
Alonso next married María Luisa de Villavicencio y Godines, daughter of Antonio Godines and Mariana de Villavicencio y Godines, on 6 Nov 1694 in Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.248
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Diligencia Matrimonial. 248
1694, Oct, Santa Fé. Sargento Mayo Alonso García (45), widowed of Ana de Vera Jorge buried at El Paso del Norte, son of Maese de Campo Alonso García and Teresa Varela, deceased, and Doña María Luisa de Villavicencio y Godines, daughter of Antonio Godines and Doña María de Villavicencio, deceased, natives of Mexico Cityl Witnesses: José Gallegos (41), native of Real del Parral; Juan López Olguin (36), native of Mexico City who knew bride since birth; Miguel Geronimo de Leyva (40), native of City of Baeza who knew bride for eight years. Pair married, 6 Nov 1694, with witnesses Tenient General Luis Granillo and wife, Doña Magdalena de Losada.
Diligencia Matrimonial, p. 539